Jingle Bell 5K Run

Jingle Bell 5K Run / Walk
for Arthritis

Birmingham, AL
Railroad Park

December 14, 2019~ 9:00am

Benefits:Arthritis Foundation Alabama

www.jbr.org/Birmingham

2019 Jingle Bell Run Results:
5K Results  5K Searchable Results
Race Day Photos [Click Here]

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Be part of the longest-running, holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and fight with us to conquer arthritis!
The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family, and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause.

Come run or walk the USATF Certified 5K course (3.1 Miles) or the 1-mile fun run/walk at Rail Road Park in downtown Birmingham, or come and cheer on your #1 team! A good time is promised to all with festivities that include music, Carnival games and kids area, face painting, pictures with Santa, free food and much, much more! The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is truly an event that you don’t want to miss!

Join the Arthritis Foundation and the 1,800+ runners and walkers as we Jingle Towards a Cure!! For more help or information about the 2019 Jingle Bell Run/Walk of Birmingham, contact Arthritis Foundation – Kelly Maliska at kmaliska@arthritis.org or call 470-440-2856.

When:
Saturday, December 14, 2019
7:30am – Registration and Packet Pickup Opens
8:45am – Santa Chase Starts (Note new start time for 2019)
8:45am – 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Registration and Packet Pickup Close
9:00am – 5K Starts
9:05am – 1 Mile Fun Run Starts (Note new start time for 2019)
10:15am – 5K Awards Ceremony

Where:
Railroad Park
1600 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35223
[Directions | Map]
[Parking Suggestions]

NOTE:
This year the event and activities will be held in the Meadow Area of Railroad Park. Please click here for details!

5K & Fun Run Course:
5K Course PDF Map: [Click Here] USATF Certified 
5K Course Online View [Click Here]
Fun Run PDF Course Maps: [Click Here]
Fun Run Online Course Maps: [Click Here] (Note new Course for  2019)

Race Day Countdown:

Entry Fee:

Team Registration will cut off Friday, December 6th at midnight! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Online Registration closes Friday, December 13th at 5:00 pm.

5K Chip Timed: My finish time will be recorded and posted online, I am eligible to win an Award.
$30 – Registered by August 31st
$40 – September 1st – December 8th
$45 – December 9th – Race Day, December 14th
Includes Jingle Bell Run Event long-sleeved t-shirt, Jingle Bells and Gear Check
Timing Chip will be on your Bib Number – Be sure to wear your Bib #.
Timing chips will be limited to 500 – Register Early to secure yours.

5K Not Chip Timed: My finish time will NOT be recorded or posted online, I am Not eligible to win an Award.
$30 – Registered by August 31st
$35 – September 1st – December 8th
$40 – December 9th – Race Day, December 14th
Includes Jingle Bell Run Event long-sleeved t-shirt, Jingle Bells and Gear Check

1 Mile Fun Run:
$30 – Registered by August 1st
$35 – September 1st – Race Day, December 14th
Includes Jingle Bell Run Event long-sleeved t-shirt, Jingle Bells and Gear Check

Jingle in Your Jammies:
$30 – Registered by December 14th 
Can’t attend the event, but still want to be part of the fun? Choose this option to receive a shirt and fundraise for a cure!
We will send your shirt in the mail!

Santa Chase:
$20 – Registered by November 30th
$25 – December 1st – Race Day, December 8th
100-yard dash for children 12 and under. Includes commemorative t-shirt

Walkers in the 5K or Fun Run are welcome!

Pre-Race Packet Pickup (Individual & Team)
Trak Shak – Homewood
1839 18th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209
[Directions | Map]
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – 11:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – 11:00am – 6:00pm

How do we get VIP Access? 
Participants raising $500 or more, including registration fee, will be eligible for access to Candy Cane Lane, our 2019 VIP area. VIP area will include a hot breakfast provided. The deadline to raise funds and be eligible is Wednesday, December 11th.

How do we get Team Tailgate Access?
Teams raising $3,500 or more, including registration fees, will receive a tent and team banner at the event. Tent available from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Deadline to raise funds and be eligible is Sunday, December 8th.

5K Start Line Corrals:
What is a “Start Line Corral”?
The start line corral system allows for a smooth race start for participants of varying athletic abilities. You should choose a corral based on your estimated pace / finish time which will allow you to start with other participants of similar running or walking pace. Everyone who has paid the extra $5.00 will receive a timing chip, the corral system will not affect the timing of your race as your actual race time will not start until you cross the starting mat. Look for the following signs on race morning to ensure you are in the appropriate corral.

Start Line Corrals Signs (based on finish time)
• RUN 21:45 minutes or less / 7minute per mile pace or faster
• Walkers only

The “RUN 21:45 minutes or less” Corral will be a roped-off section and will have volunteers assist with entry into this corral.
Runners expecting to finish the 5K with a finish time greater than 21:45 should line in behind the roped area.
Walkers will line up behind runners.

NOTE: If you are participating with a stroller and/or children, we ask that you keep your children with you at all times and that you start from the back of the “WALK ONLY” corral. This will allow your family members, and our other participants, a safer race experience.

How to wear your Bib Number and Timing Chip:
5K participants (that paid the $5 extra) will be Chip Timed to process race results and your 5K finish time will be posted for you to see. [Click Here] to see details on how to wear your Bib-Tag Timing Chip. Please wear your Bib Number on the FRONT of your shirt during the race. [Example] Remember to bring your Bib Number Race day. No Bib Number means no recorded time. The timing chip is located on the backside of your Bib Number.

5K – Awards (for runners that paid to be Chip Timed):
Top 3 Overall Male / Female
Top 1 Overall Master Male / Female (40 and older)
Top 3 in Age Groups Male / Female:

8 and under 30 to 34 55 to 59
9 to 14 35 to 39 60 to 64
15 to 19 40 to 44 65 to 69
20 to 24 45 to 49  70+
25 to 29 50 to 54  


NOTE:
If you would like to be eligible for awards, the purchase of the Timing Chip is required, $5/participant

Parking:
Free parking is available along the outer perimeters of the Railroad Park.  Please refrain from parking in the spaces along 1st Ave. South. 1st Ave. South will be closed from 18th St. S. to 14th St. South. Also, refrain from parking in illegal parking spaces. The Arthritis Foundation is not responsible for tickets/towing costs incurred by an individual.  

Tips on Running in COLD weather [Click Here]

It can be cold, so make sure you have the right clothing.
35205 (Weather Forecast – Birmingham, AL)

Start a Team & Fundraise:

Who:
Form a team with your
family, friends, co-workers,
civic group, church, neighbors
fellow runners, school club, etc.

Donate to Arthritis Foundation:

Why:
To help raise funds & awareness on behalf of the
1.2 million adults & 5,000 kids in Alabama
suffering from arthritis.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday-themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5-kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. — Be there with bells on!

Bandit Policy: 
Bandits are unregistered runners or walkers attempting to participate in the run or walk events. Running with No registration is not permitted in the 5K, 1 Mile Walk/Run or Santa Chase.  Please be sure to register for the Jingle Bell Run 5K, 1 Mile Walk/Run, or Santa Chase so that you can enjoy all that the race has to offer.  Everyone in the 5K, 1 Mile Walk/Run, or Santa Chase will need to wear their Bib Number that shows you are a registered participant. All proceeds of the event go to the Arthritis Foundation. 

Pets at the Race:  If you choose to bring your pet, please be sure to follow Birmingham City Ordinance and Railroad Park Rules.  All pets must be on a leach.  Please clean up after your pet.  Actions of the pet are the responsibility of the pet owner/caretaker.

Strollers at the Race: If you are participating with a stroller and/or children, we ask that you keep your children with you at all times, and that you start from the back of the starting line. This will allow your family members, and our other participants, a safer race experience.

Bib Number Transfer and Cancellation Policy:
There are NO refunds of registration fees. There are no transfers of your registration to another person. If you wish to change from Fun Run to 5K or be added to a team please let us know at Packet Pickup (Monday-Tuesday). 

NOTE: This event will occur rain or shine, warm or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds, rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to Arthritis Foundation (501c3).

2018 Race Results
Jingle Bell 5K Race Results PDF [Click Here]
Jingle Bell 5K Searchable Race Results [Click Here]
Jingle Bell Race Day Photos [Click Here]

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